Monday, November 14, 2016

Glad last week is in the books

Last week was terrible!!!   I am so glad it is in the books.  I missed not one but 3 homework assignments that were due!!!  OMG!!!  In my defense when they added these dates to my class I was home with Pneumonia and they didn't post the changed dates.  So I had to rush around and get things finished.  Have you ever had a supervisor  think you are doing your job wrong, call you  in to talk to you about it, then when you try to explain, they talk over you.  You then decide your best bet is to just be quiet and agree with them?  That was me this week....I am just frustrated.

Please say a prayer for me on Wednesday.  I have to go into the hospital for a small out patient procedure.  As  I told my students,  they are going to put a camera down my throat, place an electrode in my esophagus  to see if the acid in my stomach is coming into my lungs as I sleep.  After this, I get to carry around a black box that will read the electrode.   I get to be a science experiment until Friday!   Fun times!!!

New Stash:  I found this off Ebay and won a it at a great price!!!

Stitching Updates:    Not much to accomplished because not much stitching time but....

This past week I worked on:

Witch One - 4 part series and I finished one part!!! Yay me!!!

Faery Tales - I was able to put in a couple hundred stitches.  Moving slowly but every stitch counts right???

Princess Grace -  I was able to put in a few stitches in the base.  

New Start:  Winter Wonderland:   As you can see...not much accomplished but I was able to put in 100 stitches:

My Plans for this week include:

I will have Two new starts:

Pooh's Christmas Tree - Disney Catalog Ebay Find

Victorian Christmas Eve - Saturday Project

My Three WIP's I will be Working on are:

Mirabilia Ella - Thursday/Friday Project 

Trick or Treat Pals -  Tuesday/Wednesday Project

Hot Air Balloon Santa - Sunday  

Mom and I are going to Branson MO to look at the lights and do some Christmas shopping.   Plus she is going to buy me my Christmas present. We are going to Celia's Samplers on Monday and my Christmas Present this year is going to be:

A Whole New World -  All 5 patterns and 5 handdyed fabrics!!!!!   What a great present!!!   

Sunday, November 6, 2016

New Starts and a crazy insane plan!

It feels weird to not be posting every day!!  I decided to do one more Halloween start just because I love the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney so I thought I would stitch a Mill Hill Haunted mansion. I worked some on it this week but I have to admit something.  I am hooked on 3 video games on my Ipad/Iphone.  The first is Disney Magic Kingdom where you build your own magic kingdom. Second,  Disney Tsum Tsums where you make chains of Disney Characters and finally Disney Emjoi where when you unlock a character you have a Disney emjoi for your phone text messages.   

I realized something..I am so addicted that it is interferring with my Stitching so I am having to limit my time on these two games.  I just stopped cold turkey the Emjoi one because this is one I was spending so much time on.  I had to stop!!!  

Can you please send up good thoughts for little Tiger Lily?  She is spayed on Tuesday and declawed.   I didn't want to declaw her but she won't let me hold her to clip her nails or put the little caps on here.  I pick her up and she does everything she can to get down.  I blame this because she was abandoned when she was little and never shown love.  She will just now sleep by me when I put favorite blanket on me. 
On to stitching!!!!

Here is my 2nd start this week.  This chart has been in my stash for 2 years and I finally the heck with it I am going to start it.  It is called: An Afternoon Embroidering.  The chart is only 98 pages ...that is all
Here is my first 100 stitches...most of these stitches are blended.  There are 1 page of blended threads!!!!

I put in 400 stitches in A Wintery Heirloom...I really hate trees!!!!!

I sat down this weekend and went through my charts, magazines, kits and planned out all 52 new starts for next year.  Then I realized I forgot to add in my Disney Dreams I am going to start a new Disney Dreams kit on the 5th of every month in honor of Walt Disney Birthday.  I am going to stitch them in order of the movie release so the first one in January will be Snow White.

I have created a google spreadsheet with all the projects names, stitchcount, percentage stitched and pages.  I am a nerd...I love seeing the numbers.

Here is my stitching plan:  I am going to start a new project every Monday from now until January 2018.   I am only going to spend about a 30 to 60 minutes on this project each Monday.  Then the rest of the day will be on a SAL piece which will probably be my Brookes Books Dress up SAL.   Tuesday/Wednesday  and  Thursday/Friday will be a different WIP. Saturday and Sunday will be two different projects that have at least 100,000 stitches in the project.- A HAED, My Golden Kite..etc.

Here are my projects this week:

New start on Monday:  Santas Workshop by the Disney Catalog and will be stitched on white opalescent.  This was an EBAY find.  I have told a friend she can borrow the chart when I am finished.

Tuesday/Wednesday:  Princess Grace - I will be working on the Vase Base and Pillars.

Thursday/Friday:  Witch One - Hopefully I can finish a couple of these pieces.

Saturday:  I am digging out Faery Tales - I took a month off so hopefully I will enjoy stitching it again.   I will be at the bottom near the giant Goldfish.

Sunday:  I am starting Winter Wonderland.  I planned to start it this year but I have just never got around to it....This was a Christmas present from my sister.

This is my stitch plan for the week!!!  Let's see what can happen!!